Bird on a Wire Reviews
When he gets recognized by an old girlfriend Rick Jarvin who is under the FBI witness relocation program gets nervous and asks to be relocated but before he can the guy he put in jail is being released and wants his revenge on rick and tries to hunt him down and kill him. The chemistry between Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn is brilliant. This movie has enough wit blended with action and comedy to make this movie very enjoyable. It is a wild and fun ride that has plenty of excitement, action and alot of laughs. I can't say enough about movies like this that blend comedy and action. There are probably bad ones out there too but I guarantee this movie is not one of them.
The film has some good action scenes and plenty of on screen carnage and thanks to Badhams brisk direction it engages. The story maybe wafer thin but the film moves by so quickly it is difficult not to enjoy. The chemistry between the two leads more than make up for the clichéd by the numbers performances of the bad guys Carradine and Duke. Carradine is so far from his great performance in Kill Bill 2 that you have to wonder why it takes so much inspiration to coax a performance from the man whose wooden demeanour has led to him being a B-movie staple for nearly 20 years.
Overall this is enjoyable stuff and typical of the sort of harmless and moronic fun action movies of the 80's.
also stars Jeff Corey, Bill Duke, Harry Caesar, Stephen Tobolowsky and Alex Bruhanski.
directed by John Badham.